Source memory impairment in patients with frontal lobe lesions

  title={Source memory impairment in patients with frontal lobe lesions},
  author={Jeri S. Janowsky and Arthur P. Shimamura and Larry R. Squire},
Memory and executive function impairments after frontal or posterior cortex lesions.
Free recall and recognition, memory for temporal order, spatial memory and prospective memory were assessed in patients with frontal lobe lesions, patients with posterior cortex lesions and control
The present results substantiate previous neuropsychological and positron emission tomography findings which indicate that word priming depends critically on posterior cortical areas and indicate that implicit memory can operate normally despite damage to the prefrontal cortex.
Source versus content memory in patients with a unilateral frontal cortex or a temporal lobe excision.
The present results are consistent with the view that source information is part of an associative network of information about an episode and that the medial temporal region is critical for both source and content memory.
Memory for facts, source, and context: can frontal lobe dysfunction explain age-related differences?
Age-related differences in memory for facts, source, and contextual details were examined in healthy young and old volunteers and measures of frontal lobe functions did not predict source memory, but some of these putative frontal function measures were related to memory for contextual details.
Memory performance on the California Verbal Learning Test–II: Findings from patients with focal frontal lesions
To investigate the role of frontal cortex in long-term memory, patients with focal frontal lesions and age- and education-matched controls were tested on a new version of the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT–II), finding that frontal patients were most likely to mistakenly endorse 2 types of distractors: semantically related words and words from an interference list.


Cognitive impairment following frontal lobe damage and its relevance to human amnesia.
Whether frontal lobe pathology can account for some of the cognitive impairment observed in amnesic patients with Korsakoff's syndrome was investigated. Various cognitive and memory tests were given
A neuropsychological study of fact memory and source amnesia.
Results show that the deficit in amnesia includes an impairment in acquiring and retaining new facts, and source amnesia can also occur, but it is dissociable from impaired recall and recognition and appears to reflect difficulty in remembering the specific context in which information is acquired.
Memory, amnesia, and frontal lobe dysfunction
Evidence concerning the influence of frontal lobe pathology on amnesic disorders is reviewed, different interpretations of this evidence are discussed, and research from human and animal neuropsychology as well as cognitive psychology is drawn on in an attempt to clarify the role of frontal damage in the amnesi syndrome.
Frontal lobes and the temporal organization of memory.
It has now been established that the frontal cortex participates in judgements of the temporal order of recent events and of their frequency of occurrence, as well as in the planning and monitoring of the execution of self-determined sequences of responses.